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Wigan

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10917 (24.73%)
Labour: 21404 (48.49%)
Liberal Democrat: 6797 (15.4%)
BNP: 2506 (5.68%)
UKIP: 2516 (5.7%)
Majority: 10487 (23.76%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 22861 (56.4%)
Conservative: 7840 (19.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6752 (16.6%)
Other: 3108 (7.7%)
Majority: 15021 (37%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 7134 (20.8%)
Labour: 18901 (55.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 6051 (17.7%)
UKIP: 1166 (3.4%)
Other: 1026 (3%)
Majority: 11767 (34.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 6996 (20.8%)
Labour: 20739 (61.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4970 (14.8%)
Other: 886 (2.6%)
Majority: 13743 (40.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 7400 (16.9%)
Labour: 30043 (68.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4390 (10%)
Referendum: 1450 (3.3%)
Other: 536 (1.2%)
Majority: 22643 (51.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Lisa Nandy (Labour) Policy advisor for the Children`s Society. Hammersmith councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitMichael Winstanley (Conservative) Wigan councillor. Contested Bolton North East 2001, Blackpool South 2005.
portraitLisa Nandy (Labour) Policy advisor for the Children`s Society. Hammersmith councillor.
portraitMark Clayton (Liberal Democrat) Manchester councillor 1996-2004 and since 2006. Contested North West region 2009 European elections.
portraitAlan Freeman (UKIP)
portraitCharles Mather (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 96599
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 22.9%
Over 60: 21.4%
Born outside UK: 1.9%
White: 98.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.5%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.2%
Christian: 87.1%
Full time students: 2.1%
Graduates 16-74: 13.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 37.1%
Owner-Occupied: 67.7%
Social Housing: 23.2% (Council: 20.7%, Housing Ass.: 2.4%)
Privately Rented: 5.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.4%

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